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Vilasrao Deshmukh: Politician who could have been movie star (Obituary)


August 14th, 2012 - 6:18 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Aug 14 (IANS) In the early 1960s, a young and handsome student in Pune University harboured a secret ambition: to become a star in Bollywood. Over the years, ... Read more...

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Rivals implicated me in 1984 riots case: Sajjan Kumar


August 14th, 2012 - 12:54 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 13 (IANS) Congress leader Sajjan Kumar Monday blamed his political opponents for implicating in a case related to 1984 anti-Sikh riots. He was advancing his final argument ... Read more...

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Supreme Court rejects plea for probe against Naidu (Lead)


July 23rd, 2012 - 10:08 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 23 (IANS) The Supreme Court Monday dismissed a plea that sought a CBI probe against Telugu Desam Party chief N. Chandrababu Naidu for allegedly benefiting several companies ... Read more...

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Is Manmohan Singh Sonia’s poodle, asks British daily


July 16th, 2012 - 1:44 pm ICT by IANS
London, July 16 (IANS) "Manmohan Singh - India's saviour or Sonia's poodle?" read the headline of a report in The Independent which observed that the Indian prime minister's reforming ... Read more...

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Saudi princess seeks political asylum in Britain


July 9th, 2012 - 10:44 pm ICT by IANS
London, July 9 (IANS) A Saudi Arabian princess has sought political asylum in Britain because she fears for her safety in her home country, the Daily Mail reported Monday.Princess Sara ... Read more...

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Mubarak’s supporters call for his release


June 12th, 2012 - 9:09 am ICT by IANS
Cairo, June 12 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Supporters of former Egyptian president Hosni Mubarak, who was sentenced to life imprisonment, have urged authorities to release him from jail and transfer him to ... Read more...

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Will act if murder link proved: CPI-M


June 11th, 2012 - 7:29 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 11 (IANS) The CPI-M Monday denied its involvement in the murder of a former party leader in Kerala but vowed to take "strong action" if anyone within ... Read more...

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Young CM reaches out to people of Jammu and Kashmir


June 7th, 2012 - 1:54 pm ICT by IANS
Srinagar, June 7 (IANS) When Omar Abdullah became the youngest chief minister of Jammu and Kashmir at the age of 39 in 2009, his political opponents targeted him for "inexperience ... Read more...

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Case will be made against CPI-M leader Mani: Chandy (Lead)


June 3rd, 2012 - 4:33 pm ICT by IANS
Kochi, June 3 (IANS) Kerala Chief Minister Oommen Chandy Sunday said that a case will be made against CPI-M leader M.M. Mani for his speech that his party has committed ... Read more...

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Kerala government to proceed against CPI-M leader Mani: Chandy


June 3rd, 2012 - 2:55 pm ICT by IANS
Kochi, June 3 (IANS) Kerala Chief Minister Oommen Chandy Sunday said that a case will be made against CPI-M leader M.M. Mani for his speech that his party has committed ... Read more...

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Communists caught in time warp, bloodlust still rules (Comment)


June 2nd, 2012 - 3:38 pm ICT by IANS
As the confessions of a small-time Marxist apparatchik that his party had no compunctions about killing political opponents have shown, the blood-thirsty nature of ideologies dating back to an earlier, feudal ... Read more...

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NDA-called shutdown draws wide response in Assam


May 31st, 2012 - 6:51 pm ICT by IANS
Guwahati, May 31 (IANS) The 12-hour shutdown called by the National Democratic Alliance (NDA) parties drew a wide response in Assam Thursday.Almost all opposition parties in Assam, including the Left ... Read more...

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Will ask poll panel to cancel CPI-M’s registration: UDF


May 28th, 2012 - 7:04 pm ICT by IANS
Thiruvananthapuram, May 28 (IANS) Kerala's ruling Congress-led United Democratic Front (UDF) Monday said it will approach the election commission to demand cancellation of the Communist Party of India-Marxist's (CPI-M) ... Read more...

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ISI, North Korea plotting to kill me: Mamata


May 23rd, 2012 - 6:49 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, May 23 (IANS) West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee says that Marxists and Maoists are plotting to kill her in league with the Pakistani intelligence, North Korea, Venezuela ... Read more...

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China dismisses Dalai Lama’s claim of poison plot


May 14th, 2012 - 5:40 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, May 14 (IANS) A state-run Chinese daily Monday dismissed Tibetan spiritual leader the Dalai Lama's claim that China was trying to poison him to death using female devotees, and ... Read more...

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CPI hits out against ‘intolerance’ of Mamata government


April 20th, 2012 - 11:42 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, April 20 (IANS) Coming down heavily on West Bengal's Mamata Banerjee government for "intolerance" of criticism and "vindictiveness" against political opponents, the Communist Party of India Friday said ... Read more...

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Under Didi, Bengal gets a controversy a day (West Bengal Newsletter)


April 15th, 2012 - 3:41 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, April 15 (IANS) An issue a day keeps boredom at bay - this could well be the guiding principle of West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee these days. ... Read more...

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PM, Zardari talks on right track, says Indian media


April 9th, 2012 - 4:33 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 9 (IANS) Both India and Pakistan have gained from President Asif Ali Zardari's talks with Prime Minister Manmohan Singh here, the Indian media said Monday with ... Read more...

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Berlusconi bribery trial ends


February 26th, 2012 - 10:34 am ICT by IANS
Rome, Feb 26 (IANS/RIA Novosti) An Italian court has ended a corruption trial against former Italian prime minister Silvio Berlusconi.The court ruled Saturday that the statute of limitations had run ... Read more...

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BSP did more for UP than all other parties: Mayawati


February 21st, 2012 - 9:12 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 21 (IANS) Taking on political opponents for writing her off, Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Mayawati said Tuesday she will return to power in the assembly polls ... Read more...

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It’s detrimental not to engage with China: Maldives president


February 17th, 2012 - 2:18 am ICT by IANS
Male, Feb 17 (IANS) The Maldivies' new President, Mohamed Waheed Hassan has reaffirmed to strengthen trade and cultural ties with China, saying that it is detrimental to the Asia's smallest ... Read more...

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Ramdev supporters blacken Sonia’s poster, two held (Lead)


January 16th, 2012 - 11:32 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 16 (IANS) Supporters of Baba Ramdev and Congress workers clashed outside the Congress party headquarters here Monday after the yoga guru's men blackened a poster of ... Read more...

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Achuthanandan to take decision when charge sheet comes (Lead)


January 13th, 2012 - 10:16 pm ICT by IANS
Thiruvananthapuram, Jan 13 (IANS) With his Communist Party of India-Marxist (CPI-M) having turned down his offer to quit after his name figured in a land scam, Kerala's Leader of Opposition ... Read more...

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In Madhya Pradesh, emergency detainees, freedom fighters at par


December 22nd, 2011 - 3:36 pm ICT by IANS
Bhopal, Dec 22 (IANS) The Madhya Pradesh government has hiked the honorarium for those detained during the Emergency to Rs.15,000 per month, taking it at par with the pension received ... Read more...

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Notice to government on plea to shield CBI against influence (Lead)


December 14th, 2011 - 9:03 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Dec 14 (IANS) The Delhi High Court Wednesday issued notice to the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI), the Central Vigilance Commission (CVC) and the central government on a ... Read more...

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CBI now ‘Congress Bureau of Investigation’: Gadkari


December 1st, 2011 - 2:38 am ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Dec 1 (IANS) Alleging that the Congress was constantly using the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) to settle scores with political opponents, the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) Wednesday ... Read more...

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Amphon Tangnoppaku sentenced for insulting the Thai royalty


November 23rd, 2011 - 8:57 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
Bangkok, Nov 23 (THAINDIAN NEWS) Insulting the Thai royalty is not such a good idea. A man accused of sending text messages considered offensive to the Thai Queen has been handed 20 ... Read more...

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I will continue ‘drama’ of mingling with poor: Rahul Gandhi


November 23rd, 2011 - 8:07 pm ICT by IANS
Lucknow, Nov 23 (IANS) With his political opponents dubbing his visits to villages and sharing of meals with the poor as a "drama", Congress general secretary Rahul Gandhi ... Read more...

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Hegde rebuts Yeddyurappa’s criticism


November 16th, 2011 - 8:39 pm ICT by IANS
Bangalore, Nov 16 (IANS) The controversy over the Lokayukta (ombudsman) in Karnataka intensified Wednesday with former Lokayukta N. Santosh Hegde hitting out at allegations that the institution of ombudsman is ... Read more...

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New biography throws intimate light on Sonia Gandhi


October 10th, 2011 - 7:10 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Oct 10 (IANS) A new biography of UPA chairperson Sonia Gandhi, written by a non-resident Indian and with a foreword by Mikhail Gorbachev, casts new and intimate ... Read more...

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Party leaders should be selected through merit only: Jaitley


September 22nd, 2011 - 12:09 am ICT by IANS
Lucknow, Sep 21 (IANS) Calling upon his partymen and political opponents to draw inspiration from former prime minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee, Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader Arun Jaitley here ... Read more...

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Egyptians protest return of emergency laws


September 17th, 2011 - 10:49 pm ICT by BNO News
CAIRO (BNO NEWS) -- Egyptians on Friday gathered in Cairo's Tahrir Square to protest against military trials and the reactivation of emergency laws by military rulers, local media reported on Saturday.Protesters held ... Read more...

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Jharkhand minister agrees for DNA test


September 17th, 2011 - 8:59 pm ICT by IANS
Ranchi, Sep 17 (IANS) Refuting that he married a teacher and fathered her son, Jharkhand Agriculture Minister Satyanand Jha 'Batul' Saturday agreed for a DNA test to clear his ... Read more...

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Opposition attacks government for security failure (Lead)


September 7th, 2011 - 9:37 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 7 (IANS) Opposition parties attacked the government over Wednesday's Delhi High Court blast and asked how it failed to be vigilant despite a bomb attack at ... Read more...

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Chidambaram must focus on terrorism, not opponents: BJP


September 7th, 2011 - 3:25 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 7 (IANS) After a blast outside the Delhi High Court, Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) Wednesday asked Home Minister P. Chidambaram to concentrate on tackling terrorism and ... Read more...

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